Did you know California produces about 85% of all U.S wine? That generates more than 300,000 jobs in the state, and nearly 800,000 nationwide. $35 billion dollars in wages are paid nationally. Local and national governments receive $15.2 billion in taxes. California wine exports exceed one billion dollars annually, and more than 20 million tourists visit California wine regions each year. Think about the money that brings in. Fortunately, for those of us who live in this bountiful state and don’t have to travel far to enjoy our exceptional wine.